New York: Here is a sampling of reviews for The Pajama Game, which opened last night at the American Airlines Theater:
Kathleen Marshall directs and choreographs the musical, which is set to run through June 11th.
Starring is Harry Connick Jr. as Sid Sorokin, Kelli O'Hara as Babe Williams, Megan Lawrence as Gladys, Michael McKean as Hines, Peter Benson as Prez, Joyce Chittick as Mae, Michael McCormick as Pop, Richard Poe as Hasler, and Roz Ryan as Mabel.
The Pajama Game is inspired by Richard Bissell's novel 7 1/2 Cents. The musical features music and lyrics by Richard Alder and Jerry Ross and a book by George Abbott and Bissell. In the musical, a battle erupts when workers at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory demand a 7 1/2 cent pay increase. Matters are made worse when the head of the Union Grievance Committee falls in love with one of the company's leaders, Sid Sorokin.
The show originally ran on Broadway from May 13, 1954 to November 24, 1956.
For The Pajama Game tickets visit www.roundabouttheater.org.